Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
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Mediterranean native reaches 3–6 ft. tall and wide from spring-sown seed. Satiny flowers up to 4...
Probably native to Afghanistan. The variety to plant depends on the soil: Being enlarged roots, carrot...